Bob Condor wrote today in the Seattle PI that Oprah has hypothyroidism which is an under-active thyroid. Hypothyroidism is the most common thyroid disorder in the U. S. and predominately affects women.
Hypothyroid symptoms can include:
- Weight Gain
- Feeling Cold
- Dry Skin
- Dry Hair or Hair Loss
- Mental Confusion
- Slow Heart Rate
- Muscle Aches & Cramps
- Heavy Menstrual Flow
- High Cholesterol
It is important to note that mild hypothyroidism may not cause any of these symptoms in the early months of the condition.
I have used hypnotherapy with a number of clients regarding hypothyroidism and I have received feedback that there have been positive results. Hypothyroidism is on my “to do” list of research and I want to develop a protocol.
After reading about Oprah I found a great article on Dr. John McDougall’s website about hypothyroidism.